The Senate passed S. 275 by unanimous consent as amended by Senator Rand Paul who previously opposed the bill and blocked its consideration on the Senate floor for several months. S. Amdt.784 amended S. 275 to require DOT to issue regulations within 18 months of enactment of the bill that require testing to confirm the material strength of previously untested natural gas transmission lines located in HCAs and operating at more than 30% SMYS. Click here to view the amended bill passed by the Senate. The House continues to work on combining HR 2845 and HR 2937 before moving a measure to the House floor for a vote.